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Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful - Aug. 29, 2013

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful has again received a $10,000 “Think Green” grant from Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful to support the 2013 Community Roots Day on Oct. 26. Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful will use the grant to defray the cost of buying trees that will be planted in the Castle Heights neighborhood in East Winston-Salem.Waste Management awarded the merit-based Think Green grants to affiliates of Keep America Beautiful to support programs that increase local recycling efforts, expand public environmental education, or enhance local beautification and community greening initiatives. Ten grants were awarded, said Barry Caldwell, the chief communications officer for Waste Management and a past chairman of the Keep America Beautiful board of directors.

“Waste Management is proud to be a national sponsor of Keep America Beautiful.”  said Stan Joseph, the public sector representative for Waste Management in North Carolina. “We are thrilled to collaborate for the second year in a row with Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful to create stronger, vibrant and more beautiful communities through our participation in Community Roots Day.”

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful also received a Waste Management Think Green grant in 2012, said George M. Stilphen, the executive director of Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful.

“We are honored that Waste Management and Keep America Beautiful selected Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful and Community Roots Day for another Think Green grant,” Stilphen said. “The trees that we plant with this grant will enrich our community for years to come.” Community Roots Day is a collaborative effort for Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful, the Community Appearance Commission and the city’s Vegetation Management Department.

For more information or to volunteer online for Community Roots Day, go to the Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful website.  
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